Medical Specialist - Mental Health

Job posted: 16/05/2023
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Grampians Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 16747

Reference: 16747

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Various

Consultant Psychiatrist in Specialist Mental Health services
AOD services, Consultation Liaison, Eating Disorder programs

Up to $20,000 incentive payments may be available to support relocation
(Be reimbursed for rent, childcare, school fees, relocation costs and more). The Victorian Government has allocated funds to support rural and regional Area Mental Health Services (AMHS) to provide incentives to attract workers to roles that are difficult to fill.
The new workforce relocation and incentive grants program is being administered by Rural Agency Workforce Victoria (RWAV). 
More information including job vacancies and eligibility requirements click here https://www.rwav.com.au/area-mental-health-services/

About Grampians Health

Grampians Health was established 1 November 2021, bringing together Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Stawell Regional Health, Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services to deliver safe, sustainable, healthcare tailored to changing workforce and community needs, for the long term.

This partnership follows years of strong collaboration and close partnerships between the four health services. Together, we will deliver better healthcare, enhance services and advance careers, closer to home, now and into the future.

A career with Grampians Health means you are connected and are part of a team providing quality healthcare to rural and regional communities. Our communities are diverse, as is our workforce, with expert clinical staff from across the world choosing to live and work in our beautiful region.

Grampians Health provides acute, maternity, mental health, allied health, aged care, administration and support services.  This means your career will be as diverse and rewarding as you strive to be.

About the role

  • The provision of specialist services to clients of AOD, CL and eating disorder program
  • Works collaboratively with medicine specialist in a dual governance model. 
  • Leadership role in developing the specialist program according to Royal commission recommendations
  • Leadership role to develop RANZCP accredited training program. 
  • Provide supervision to junior medical, nursing and allied health staffs in the team

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide clinical governance leadership.
  • Provide clinical and operational support and supervision to junior medical staff and Nurse Practitioners to deliver best care
  • Provide Clinical leadership to all staff to build upon capability and expertise by facilitating in-service education sessions, input at MDT Clinical meetings and secondary consultation.
  • Participation in educational activities (e.g. Teaching, Professorial Reports, Journal Club, Grand Rounds etc).
  • Work collaboratively with GPs, community prescribers and Mental health practitioners to increase expertise and capacity to prescribe pharmacotherapies for patients Eg: Opiates
  • Assume responsibility for quality patient care in accordance with the care model of the ward/unit, ensuring that clinical procedures are performed in accordance with Grampians Health policy and procedure
  • Develop and lead research projects and lead innovation

Skills and experience

  • FRANZCP with/without advanced certificate or equivalent qualification
  • Relevant clinical experience and clinical competence required for level of position
  • Experience in the support and supervision of Junior Medical Staff/ nursing staffs
  • Demonstrated ability to practice collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team
  • Effective organisational skills, with respect to time management and delegation
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Displays and expresses a high level of ethics in regards to patients, colleagues and the organisation

Grampians Health Culture & Benefits

At Grampians Health, we recognise our staff are our greatest asset.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, patients, residents, visitors, volunteers and contractors at all sites.

  • Flexible work arrangements 
  • Hybrid working model - On site and Off site
  • Salary packaging for living expenses such as rent/mortgage plus meals, entertainment & holidays
  • Discounted on-site parking
  • Access to discounted health club membership
  • Staff rewards and recognition programs

Ballarat Region

Ballarat is the largest centre in Western Victoria and the states fastest growing inland city.  Dubbed Australia’s most liveable city in 2020, Ballarat is home to first class education, fine dining and boutique shopping.  Uniquely located within easy access to Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and the Western district, Ballarat is blessed with some of Australia’s most significant heritage buildings and natural landscapes.

How to apply

Click APPLY or contact Dr Vid Rudhran, Deputy Clinical Director, on 03 5320 4100 for a confidential discussion.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance and Working with Children check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check.

All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask.  Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.

Grampians Health is a child safe organisation, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual LGBTQIA+.

Medical Specialist - Mental Health

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Anoop Raveendran Nair Lalitha - 53204100
Vidyendran Rudhran - 53204100

Medical Specialist - Mental Health